>> when you think about education, there are some people doing amazing work al across the country. we want to showcase that, but we think there's great lessons to beearned there. >> i don't know that people appreciate just how valuable teachers are. they are the ones inspiring our children. >> the more you read, the mow are know. >> at this k.i.p. public charter school in west philadelphia, the use of music, extended class hours, and hard work are motivating students who once strgled to make the agreed. >> we're also really good. i like being challenged. >> when i go to college, i'm going to be like, yeah, i got my work done, and when i was in fifth grade, i was thinking of this. >> reporter: new ways in teaches that could make a difference when shared across the nation. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. for more information about education nation week, visit or webte, www.nbcwashington.com.